Bridging the gap between employment and education has been one of the major challenges in the Education sector. At EPG, we’ve been involved in some of the key discussions here especially with relation to India, including facilitating international partnerships with Indian Higher Education, helping Indian edtechs scale in India and abroad, connecting employers with education institutions and helping Indian universities internationalise.

Here are some of our major milestones:

    • In early 2015, we launched a major report ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos in conjunction with GEMS Education and UNESCO, analysing the corporate CSR spend by the Fortune Global 500 companies on education
      -Helping a UK skills provider with its market entry into India, facilitating contracts for more than 50,000 learners
    • Annual market-leading Education Innovation Conferences in India and the UK, with attendees from around the world, including education leaders, public policy figures, skills providers, edtechs and investor
    • Report on Designing the Optimal Skills Pledge and Skills Levy launched with the Education Commission at the UN General Assembly in 2016
    • Research for Department for International Development (DfID) on mapping the Indian skills landscape and identifying opportunities for UK skills providers
    • Review of UK government-funded programmes in Pakistan on behalf of a prime contractor supporting edtech incubators, under severe pressure and constantly shifting priorities from the client
      -Brokering and managing a multi-year partnership with leading employers in India for international employability training


  • Market entry analysis for edtechs
  • International collaborations, especially with India
  • Facilitating joint ventures
  • Helping Indian universities and colleges internationalise -Detailed policy and economic research, alongside governments, foundations and educational institutions on global education


  • Market entry and joint ventures

    We have supported several Indian and UK education institutions build partnerships, in terms of joint ventures, developing joint courses and supporting market entry for European and Indian educational institutions.

  • Fostering innovation in education

    We produce annual market-leading conferences in London and Bangalore each year. They bring together the policy-maker, education and technology communities in the UK, Europe India and elsewhere.

  • Advisory for strategic acquisitions

    We assist a number of international clients on entering the education markets in the UK and India through strategic acquisitions. We assisted the sale of a UK college through a difficult economic climate. We identified a consortium of new investors, interviewed and identified the new management team.

  • Social enterpreneurship and edtech incubators

    Our seminal report Social Enterprise in Pakistan: Unlocking Innovation Through Enterprise Incubation says business schools in Pakistan can offer huge growth potential in delivering hybrid financial return and social impact. We are currently working with a number of edtech incubators in Pakistan and South Africa to help build capacity.